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American Prohibition Museum

museum showing two rows of whiskey bottles, several art pieces on the wall, a sign that reads 'delivery', a sign that reads 'smoke nickel king cigars', and a sign that reads 'medicinal whiskey prescriptions filled here, expressly for medical & family use'

Not Your Typical Dry Museum

Can you keep a secret? Our new museum is the bee’s knees and the cat’s meow! Located in Savannah’s City Market, the American Prohibition Museum brings the roaring twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. From one of the largest collections of moonshine stills to a restored prohibition-era Model T, there’s so much history to explore within the museum walls. You’ll learn about one of our country’s most captivating time periods, and we’re sure it’ll raise your spirits.

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5 Reasons To Visit Our Museum

  • Learn to make your own hooch while exploring one of the largest collection of moonshine stills.
  • From gangsters to rumrunners, learn about the most infamous troublemakers of the prohibition era.
  • Learn to dance the Charleston and discover why the flapper culture was all the rage in the twenties.
  • Explore our authentic 1920s speakeasy and enjoy craft cocktails served with a side of history.
  • Visit our Model T exhibit and see the 1921 touring car yourself.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” – Humphrey Bogart

A museum where you can drink? Ain’t that swell!

picture showing a bartender in suit and tie fixing an alcoholic beverage with rows on liquor bottles on glass shelves on display behind himAlcohol was outlawed and drinking was kept on the hush-hush; but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. At Congress Street Up, the museum’s twenties-era speakeasy, you’ll enjoy delicious craft cocktails served with a side of history. All cocktails, beers, and wines can trace their origins back to prohibition and you can learn to make them yourself by reserving a private cocktail class.

Your American Prohibition Museum Includes:

  • Restored Prohibition era vehicles
  • More than 200 rare and historic artifacts
  • Extensive collection of moonshine stills
  • Captivating dioramas and hi-tech immersive displays
  • Costumed docents that inform and entertain from start to finish
  • An authentic speakeasy, serving up craft cocktails


“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” – Al Capone

Visitor Information

musuem display showing a framed $1,000 bill, a gun, two old flask bottles, a counter, a tin box, notes, law enforcement badge.Location:
209 W. St. Julian Street, Savannah GA 31401.
Located next to Ellis Square in the City Market and just blocks away from Robinson Parking Garage.

Open 364 days a year (Closed St. Patrick’s Day)

Tour Hours:
April 1 – July 31: 10:00am-6:00pm with last entry at 5:15pm
Aug 1- March 31: 10:00am to 5:00pm with last admittance at 4:15pm

Age Restrictions:
Guests of all ages are allowed in the museum during all operating hours, but photo ID is required at the door to receive a wristband for admittance to the Speakeasy. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the Speakeasy.

Reservations are not required.

Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.

Approximately 1 hour.

Metered parking is available on the street. Free parking is offered through Old Town Trolley with a trolley ticket purchase.

Child Ticket:
4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. of age and younger are free.

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